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Bruce Lee, the Legend (1984)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 1984 (Hong Kong)
The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.

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Complete credited cast:
Bruce Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
James B. Nicholson James B. Nicholson ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Hoi-Chuen Lee Hoi-Chuen Lee ... Himself, Bruce Lee's father (archive footage)
Raymond Chow ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Lee Cadwell ... Herself
Jackie Chan ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Clouse Robert Clouse ... Himself
James Coburn ... Himself (archive footage)
George Lazenby ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)
Nora Miao ... Herself
Hugh O'Brian ... Himself
Kien Shih ... Himself (archive footage)
Hon Sang Siu Hon Sang Siu ... Himself
Betty Ting Pei ... Herself
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The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lenda de Bruce Lee See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Bruce Lee said " I was chosen for the role of kato in the green hornet, because I was the only Chinese man to correctly pronounce Britt reid". See more »

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Good If Not Definitive
12 January 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bruce Lee, the Legend (1984)

*** (out of 4)

Good, 90-minute documentary taking a look at the life, career of death of martial arts legend Bruce lee.

BRUCE LEE, THE LEGEND is without question a good documentary that features some wonderful stuff but there's no question that it falls well short of being the definitive film out there. I will be the first to admit that I don't know too much about Lee and while this documentary answered many questions, it still left me wonderful a lot more. I think the strengths of the film include some of the wonderful footage we get of various movies from Lee's childhood. We learn that his father was a professional actor and we get to see some terrific clips from some early Hong Kong movies. Even better is that we get to see a lot of behind-the-scenes footage to his films including THE BIG BOSS, THE Chinese CONNECTION and THE WAY OF THE DRAGON.

There's a lot of good information given about the actor's personal life, his rise to fame and why even Steve McQueen was amazed by his talents. The documentary does have some very weak spots including the direction, which is just all over the place. While the stories being told are entertaining, there's no doubt that the way they're told is a bit off and the overall film just doesn't have a very good pace to it. Still, thanks to the footage, fans of Lee will still want to check this out.


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